Next step in my Home Automation setup: remote controlled sockets.
I’ve therefore purchased a set of HomeEasy HE830s Remote Controlled Sockets (from Screwfix for those interested):
The first step is to get it working with the supplied remote. They’re fairly easy to pair (hold the button on the socket for 2 sec, then press the desired On button on the remote).
For the next step, since the HomeEasy sockets use a “standard” 433MHz frequency, they can be controlled by the RFXCom RFXtrx that I also purchased.
See this post for more information on what the RFXtrx is and how to pair a HomeEasy device with it.
The nice thing with the HomeEasy remote is that I can either pair it with a socket, or pair it with the RFXtrx to perform custom action within DomotiGa, or both.
For example I have set a Cinema mood scene: it dimms the living room lights, switches off the lights in the kitchen and switches on a floor standing light at the press of a single button 🙂